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About tiotony

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  • Bio
    From Brisbane originally. Like to keep up to date with what's happening on the fishing scene there. Not a boat fisherman, as I work on boats. Under the influence of alcohol tend to think I can dance.
  • Interests
    Contributing to the local tackle industry by getting continually busted up flicking plastics and live prawns deep under wharves, landing the occasional good fish!
  • Occupation
    Marine Engineering Surveyor

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    "I'm offshore right now, leave a message after the beep"


  • Fishing Types
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
  • Fish You Target
  • Lure Types Used
    Softplastic Lures
  • Favourite Lure
    offshore- grey halco laser pro 190 crazy deep. Inshore- 2" Gulp shrimp
  • Favourite Bait
    live prawn by a long way
  • Best Catch
    40(ish)kg 2 (ish)metre Spanish Mackeral on 15 kg mono- Snapper Island off Daintree river

Personal Bests

  • Tailor
    probably about 55cm
  • Bass
    just little tackers in SEQ dams
  • Kingfish
    got one once about 4kg fishing for jew at Tweed mouth
  • Bream
    Get occassional 2(ish)kg pikey bream pretending to be jacks
  • Yellowbelly
    Definately not! I have a more pale freckly belly
  • Cod
    Got a QLD groper about 40kg once, released of course
  • Mackerel
    See best catch
  • Flathead
    Got some big mommas down Tweed before-maybe 80(ish)cm?
  • Saratoga
    yes please, I am a toga virgin (toga the fish that is, not toga parties-in that I am black belt)
  • Mangrove Jack
    about 60cm one late night in Cairns inlet
  • Cobia
    about 13kg
  • Tuna
    About 20kg dogtooth
  • Snapper
    10.53kg- landbased Garden Island WA-have photo to prove it!
  • Grassy Sweetlip
    I dunno, about 40cm
  • Jewfish
    2 black jew about 15kg- Warrior Reef, Torres Strait and Off Daly River NT- have photos
  • Shark
    I rate them with catfish as a nuiscance- caught some 3m plus tigers in PNG and Torres Strait
  • Barramundi
    About 15kg- Cairns inlet
  • Trevally
    30.5kg GT- Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati
  • Whiting
    Not a word of a lie-used to get some 45+cm beasts in the Tweed as a kid- only on squirt worms!


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  • Boat Name
    That thing in the shed with a hole in the bottom

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  1. I've heard of one caught at Yeronga
  2. True eh about snag bashing in the inlet - get lures chucked at them by tourists all day every day. I tried burley trail at Kamerunga sunday arvo which just brought in bullies. Then this afternoon at Holloways on the high tide for 30 minutes with gar from the Barron; didn't even get a single run. Fishing's terrible in Cairns in south easters.
  3. Can't help you too much mate. I'm a land based angler (by choice) and with almost all of the accessible areas banned from fishing in the inlet, I never go there anymore. I concentrate on the warm months salmon and barra on the beach now. All I can suggest; forget buying bait and throwing lures at inlet fish that see lures every day. Live bait is the key so get a castnet and fish live bait anywhere and you'll get fish. Use a long leader with lively baits and in the inlet you'll always get a good fingermark or something. Lightest or no lead and most natural presentation is the key - the livie will get smashed. Other option without castnet; find a nice spot next to snags and burley heavily - plenty of big bream in the inlet this time of year and jacks, cod etc will be attracted too, but there seems to be a lot of bull sharks around this year that have been making my burley trails in the Barron a waste of time. Last option; if the SE wind dies there will be heaps of doggie mackeral around the leads to the inlet.
  4. the river pikey bream are generally much darker than that, really a black colour - I'll take a pic next time I get one
  5. got nothing; as soon as I had fish in the burley trail the bullys were coming in and smashing them. Then 15 minutes to get fish burleyed up again, only for the sharks to come in and disperse them again
  6. I'm too lazy to drive out to False cape so really got no idea. There's bullys early morning at the top of the Barron too (as usual) - sunday morning at Kamerunga, as soon as I got fish feeding in the burley trail the bullys were coming in and smashing them up.
  7. pikeys and yellowfin bream up here
  8. Kings point is awesome for black jew and fingermark; I haven't fished there in years though. Best way is to night fish, with an underwater light to get squid - live bait the squid. The big catfish and sharks are bad there though, especially if using dead baits I guess one good thing is you'd get out of the SE winds fishing on the southern side of the inlet; too windy this side of the inlet although have been a few bream in the Barron; all around 35cm
  9. Nope, was at HMAS Cairns on the other side of the inlet (the whole system is Trinity Inlet - not just that little bit). Used to be able to fish there if you were a serving ADF member, but closed to fishing now as are pretty much all the wharves in Trinity Inlet. Awesome fishing now only if you have a boat.
  10. Only way to do it is fish creek mouths and let the float catch a ride out on the ebb tide - I've done this at the mouth of Barr creek sometimes and either get bitten off or spooled by what I suspect could be spanish macks (I only use 6 or 10lb line). Seen so many big macks lost on the beach over the years because none of us regulars use wire. I do see the big noahs out from the creek mouth on the ebb (obviously hoovering up fish leaving the creek), so I reckon fishing the ebb at a creek mouth next week with the big new moon tides you wouldn't be waiting long to get a run. Other option I guess is Palm cove jetty
  11. I'm northside so big drive for me to go East Trinity. I've got a mate who hits the doggie mackeral in winter with high speed spinners off the rocks going to Port Douglas; maybe work at False cape too. Saw a croc in Barr creek a couple of weeks ago that was big enough to definitely overturn a kayak - I've had a couple of close encounters over the years so am very croc aware.
  12. Machans beach, at high tide around the rocks
  13. Footnote: I'd be too scared to 'swim' a bait out on the beaches; I see a LOT of very big sharks! Also a croc might have a go at you in a kayak
  14. I know where your talking about at False Cape - mackerel there when the water is clear i.e: north east winds. I'm too lazy to drive that far though. Should be big grunter coming on there now too. Sharks everywhere - I've been seeing a lot of big bullies and hammerheads at Holloways beach recently, quite close to shore. Sharks are the bane of my life there when fishing livies for barra and salmon. Plenty of bullies in the Barron too - could try at the fishing platform at Stratford or at the old Kamerunga bridge; I always see bullies smashing mullet on early morning high tides at Kamerunga. I don't fish in (these current) SE winds, but prior (up to about a week ago) there's been loads of barra and salmon on the beaches, this made some nice fish cakes last weekend.